BlackPearl’s Flexibility Extends to the Cloud
Application Integration for Superior Connectivity
BlackPearl enables organizations to store object data in cloud locations – whether in a public cloud, on-premises or both. BlackPearl can integrate public cloud storage and services to your local data through BlackPearl’s replication process. Leverage any number of applications that support native S3 connectivity with an appliance that can affordably store all your application’s data. You can easily extend your workflows to the public cloud with BlackPearl’s native S3 extension.
The BlackPearl platform leverages native S3 protocol to deliver object storage for unstructured data and eliminates the scaling limitations of traditional file storage. All the major public cloud providers, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, leverage object storage as their primary storage. Object storage is optimal for storing large volumes of unstructured data such as audio, video, emails, health records, and documents.
Bi-Directional Cloud Synchronization
The BlackPearl platform with the native S3 extension has the capability to create a bucket where content exists both on BlackPearl storage and on S3 cloud storage. In this mode, customers can add to a bucket’s content or access a bucket’s data – either through a connection to the cloud or through a local on-premises BlackPearl.
For example, an AWS S3 bucket could be synched to on-prem storage based on a pre-defined bucket policy. This is a critical differentiator and a valuable feature of BlackPearl. Users can ingest and access objects, either through a BlackPearl or directly to the cloud bucket, and BlackPearl will apply the same policies. This means that a remote user can put objects into an AWS bucket and the new or changed data will be synchronized with local storage.
BlackPearl also has the ability to back up cloud buckets to a local system. BlackPearl can back up a standard AWS S3 bucket, whether that bucket is being accessed through the external S3 interface or internally through an application that is running in the cloud. All data can be protected to a local system creating a copy of the data to allow for cloud freedom. Data can be migrated or moved to any cloud without paying egress fees. Save the time and cost by moving data from your local storage to a cloud of your choice.